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#3318815 - 03/22/23 08:25 PM Re: AR15 Accuracy Challenge [Re: Rock Knocker]
alf Offline
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Registered: 03/25/07
Posts: 2013
Loc: SW Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: Rock Knocker
I'm headed out now to find a place to set up 100 yards in this snow. I will edit with pics later but my excuses are I'm lying in snow, I ate too many pancakes, I just got back from the gym and I'm winded and shakey, got a breeze today, one of my snowshoes was loose...


Save some excuses for me......

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#3318826 - 03/22/23 10:07 PM Re: AR15 Accuracy Challenge [Re: Coyotejunki]
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Registered: 04/03/04
Posts: 5303
Loc: MO
Any Target can be used. Please sign each target with your PM name and date.

You can use a sling, Bipod, shooting sticks, sandbag on the front, just no benchrest type front rest. NO lead sleds, or machine rest may be used.



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#3318827 - 03/22/23 10:10 PM Re: AR15 Accuracy Challenge [Re: alf]
Coyotejunki Offline
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Posts: 5303
Loc: MO
Quote:
Save some excuses for me......


Oh I hate flyers!
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#3318828 - 03/22/23 10:13 PM Re: AR15 Accuracy Challenge [Re: Coyotejunki]
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Registered: 04/03/04
Posts: 5303
Loc: MO
This is a friendly comp, so you can try more than once if you wish.

If anyone thinks new or added rules need to be made, speak up.
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#3318852 - 03/23/23 09:37 AM Re: AR15 Accuracy Challenge [Re: Coyotejunki]
SnowmanMo Offline
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Registered: 09/23/08
Posts: 4381
Loc: Phoenix, Az
Love this challenge Junki...thanks for putting it out there...lots of guys are going to reap the benefits.
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#3318873 - 03/23/23 12:32 PM Re: AR15 Accuracy Challenge [Re: Coyotejunki]
Coyotejunki Offline
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Registered: 04/03/04
Posts: 5303
Loc: MO
Well, as an added bonus, I am hoping to hear and learn some new excuses. laugh
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#3318876 - 03/23/23 01:07 PM Re: AR15 Accuracy Challenge [Re: Coyotejunki]
reb8600 Offline
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Registered: 10/13/04
Posts: 11445
Loc: Morgan, Utah
I think it is a great idea. I would say hold off about a month though to give those with lots of snow time for it to melt. When you do, start a separate post and let the moderator or a director know. We can see about making it a sticky for a while.
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#3318919 - 03/23/23 04:59 PM Re: AR15 Accuracy Challenge [Re: reb8600]
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Registered: 04/03/04
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Loc: MO
Sounds like a plan, I guess that gives everyone some extra time to set up their nail driving AR's.

Probably start after tax day.
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#3318982 - 03/23/23 09:07 PM Re: AR15 Accuracy Challenge [Re: Coyotejunki]
arlaunch Offline
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Registered: 04/09/17
Posts: 752
Loc: OR
My tack driver is in the safe with bore protectant. I will pull it out in a couple weeks. Thanks for setting this up.

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#3319048 - 03/24/23 10:04 AM Re: AR15 Accuracy Challenge [Re: Coyotejunki]
Rock Knocker Offline
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Registered: 12/29/11
Posts: 3442
Loc: Buffalo, MN
Come on, the snow is no big deal.

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#3319061 - 03/24/23 11:25 AM Re: AR15 Accuracy Challenge [Re: Coyotejunki]
Bowhntr6pt Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 04/09/13
Posts: 1120
Loc: Central Florida
OK... hit the range this am to shoot some groups for this post.

My excuses... 1) all my rifles are home-builds using "affordable" parts, no high-dollar barrels or optics;

2) all the ammo used is home-rolled using BASIC reloading techniques, I don't get wrapped around the axel with weighing cases, trimming meplats, or messing with primer pockets. I initially load for 1.5" minimum performance from multiple gas guns, and sometimes will tweak loads for better accuracy concerning a particular rifle, this overall performance suits MY NEEDS just fine as I'm loading for multiple rifles;

3) I have LOTS of various loads with various powders, bullets, primers, I just grabbed random ammo last night for today's fun shoot;

4) Almost all of the shots felt perfect and the time the rifle went off, I only perceived less than perfect form/sight/feel on a couple shots, so, no "called fliers" per se.

The Range: I used an old bench I built about eighteen years ago, it's still holding up. Distance is the required 100 yards. Weather was clear and temp. started at about 61-degrees.

I used two self-made bean bags for rear support. All groups were fire ten rounds at a time. Forgot calipers, had to use a tape measure for reference.



THE RIFLE:

This is a 24" Bull-Barrels AR15 that I've had for over twenty years. Pretty sure the barrel is by Wilson and it came from Model 1 Sales. Scope is a Leupold with fine cross-hair dot set at 20X. Trigger is a Timney 3 lb. This rifle has generally shot just about everything well.



First Load: Sierra 52gr SMK, LC Brass, 26.0grs W-748, Rem BR Primer, COAL is 2.260". This rifle has ALWAYS shot the 52 SMK lights out, it did not disappoint this am.







Second Load: Nosler 50gr BT, R-P Brass, 26.5grs W-748, Rem BR Primer, COAL is 2.260".







Third Load: Sierra 52gr HPBT Match, LC Brass, 26.0grs W-748, Federal AR Match Primer, COAL is 2.260".







Shortly I'll post up a second rifle I shot this am. I'll git the range tomorrow am with another rifle and post the results.




Edited by Bowhntr6pt (03/24/23 11:26 AM)

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#3319078 - 03/24/23 12:17 PM Re: AR15 Accuracy Challenge [Re: Bowhntr6pt]
Coyotejunki Offline
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Registered: 04/03/04
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Loc: MO
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First Load: Sierra 52gr SMK, LC Brass, 26.0grs W-748, Rem BR Primer, COAL is 2.260". This rifle has ALWAYS shot the 52 SMK lights out, it did not disappoint this am.


Great shooting BH6pt, looks like your 1st groups are going to be hard to beat. You could use that rifle for the future PM egg shoot if weight and scope make the rules.
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#3319099 - 03/24/23 01:56 PM Re: AR15 Accuracy Challenge [Re: Coyotejunki]
AdamT Offline
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Registered: 01/04/15
Posts: 3193
Loc: Southwest Virginia, USA
Looks like BH6pt set the bar high! Thatís pretty darn good, didnít anyone tell you they donít make accurate ARs?
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#3319100 - 03/24/23 02:00 PM Re: AR15 Accuracy Challenge [Re: Coyotejunki]
lockrotor Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 01/21/11
Posts: 2095
Loc: West Central WI
Wow Bowhnter, that is a great group.

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#3319110 - 03/24/23 03:16 PM Re: AR15 Accuracy Challenge [Re: lockrotor]
Bowhntr6pt Offline
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Registered: 04/09/13
Posts: 1120
Loc: Central Florida
This rifle I assembled some years ago as well, it features a White Oak Armory 18" SPR barrel, Vortex Viper PST, and Timney trigger. I've shot some really nice 5-shot groups in the past with 69gr SMK's and I thought this morning's group would have been a little smaller.

By now work was getting busy, my concentration was suffering, and the wind was cutting across my contacts making focusing difficult. I might re-shoot this tomorrow as I think I can knock off one or two tenths.



First load- 69gr SMK, 24.0grs Re15 (very hard to find now), Rem BR Primers.







Second load- 77gr SMK, 23.5grs AA2520, Federal AR Match Primers.







2nd group with tape... kind of looks like a flier to the left but that's the other group, didn't realize I covered one of the holes.


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